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CE DELEN TORIBIO2 Mr. Jim Polecina
Chief Engineer
Golden Union

He joined Golden Union in 2003 as Engine Cadet. He was given a promotion to Chief Engineer.



2003-2004 Engine cadet 1 year Bulk Carrier  Greek, Russian
2006-2007 4th Engr. 1 year Bulk Carrier Greek, Russian
2007-2009 3rd Engr.    2 years Bulk Carrier Greek, Russian
2010 to Present 2nd Engr.    5 years Bulk Carrier Greek, Russian


How long do you plan on staying in the Shipping Industry?

15 years

What skills will you develop in your Shipping career in order to be more competitive?

Enhance more my practical and technical skills regarding different types of engines on board and study and analyze more new laws regarding SOLAS and STCW Code.

What is your top priority at the time?

Updating trainings regarding my career as an Engineer and additional seminars about safety and new laws about maritime conventions.

How does this career affect your lifestyle and work/family balance?

When I'm in vacation, I just spend quality time to my family.

What advice will you give to someone that enters this field?

Study hard, read a lot and think first before you act since that may affect your safety.

What exceptional skills and knowledge should someone has in this type of job?

Technical knowledge and practical skills that you can enhance through reading and practice.

What personal characteristics will contribute to your success in this job’s field?

Dedication to work, respect to your superiors and subordinates and patience.

How would you define “success” in your job/career? At the end of your work life, what should be your achievements in order to consider you had a successful career?

A successful career for me is when you achieve all your dreams for your family. 

What are the basic prerequisites for jobs in this field?

Technical and practical knowledge regarding operations of different machineries onboard ships.

What particular skills or talents are most essential to be effective in this job?

Technical and practical skills.

What are the educational requirements for this position or field? Is taking other trainings for upgrading, recommended/ required?

Yes, it is important to take upgrading trainings about safety and environmental laws.

What personal qualities or abilities are important for success (in this field, organization, or position)?

Hard-working, patient and conversant.

What kind of background or training is desirable for this work? Are there certain classes or training programs you would recommend?

Yes, updated trainings especially about electronics and controlled automation.

What are the typical salary ranges in this profession?


Aside from such tangible compensation as money, fringe benefits, travel, etc., what kind of satisfaction and reward you get from this profession?

Developing practical skills to the utmost through experience.

Describe the management style that will bring forth your best work and efforts.

Equally distribution of tasks with regard to the positions of your subordinates.

What is your preferred work style? Do you prefer working alone or as part of a team?

Working as a team to finish the day-to-day job quickly and efficiently.

By working with people, in general, describe your preferred relationship with them.

To build harmonious relationship to one another regardless the position.

How easily do you go along working with people of different nationalities? Do you get intimidated or you perform as well as by being exposed to them?

No, I just work normal with them same as my fellow Filipino crew on board.

Tell us about a time when you had to work closely with a coworker onboard, whom you disliked or with whom you had trouble working. What did you do to manage working along in order to be efficient for your company.

Just work, nothing personal, as long it will not affect the work or maintenance you do.

Tell us about a time when you disagreed with the actions or decisions of your superior. How did you approach the situation? Was the situation resolved to your satisfaction or did nothing to change?

To my superior, I just follow and respect them to the decisions that will not affect my safety and others.

Describe a conflict you were involved in at work. How did you manage the conflict? What happened next with that coworker or team?

I don't yet experience this kind of situations but if it happens, I think it will be better to talk to them and ask the problem esp. that may affect harmonious relationship on board.


What makes Crossworld Marine different from other companies?

Crossworld Marine Services has highly qualified officers and crews with regards to safety, technical and practical knowledge to compensate the growing fleet of ships through trainings and good relations between shore and ships.

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